Russia rolls out MC-21 planes

Russia rolls out MC-21 planes
# 08 June 2016 10:15 (UTC +04:00)

Baku - APA-Economics. Irkut Corp., the maker of Su-30 fighter jets, is rolling out Russia’s first new full-sized airliner since the Soviet Union collapsed 25 years ago, in the country’s most direct challenge to commercial-plane industry leaders Boeing Co. and Airbus Group SE, Bloomberg reported.

The single-aisle MC-21, designed for 163 to 211 seats, was introduced to the public Wednesday at the plant where it’s produced in the Siberian city of Irkutsk. Russia’s government has spent about $3.5 billion developing the model, which Irkut is targeting for its first flight by the end of this year. Deliveries are slated to begin in late 2018 at a list price of about $90 million per plane.

“I am sure that the MC-21 airliner will take up its rightful place in the world market,” Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in Irkutsk at the unveiling. “Russia must remain in the top league of aviation producers.”

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